Category: Finance & Economy

When protecting the environment gets expensive: Romania sued by mining company in new ISDS case

Romania sued by Canadian mining company for failing to approve open-pit gold mine.

August 3, 2015
In-depth topic: Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Liquidity: Setting the Stage for the Hunt

Sensing the ripening opportunity for shorting in the illiquid high yield bond and ETF markets, the lead wolves amongst the hedge funds are preparing for the kill.

July 26, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Liquidity – the Next Deadly Buzzword Part 2

Concerned by the dearth of liquidity, the investment community is quietly engaged in disaster preparation. How should an individual investor prepare also for the eventuality?

July 4, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Liquidity – the Next Deadly Buzzword Part 1

This series explores how market liquidity has been drying up in recent years, sowing the seeds for a much more violent rout when the next financial crisis arrives, how the investment community is quietly preparing for the eventuality and what you should do about it.

July 4, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Bail-In Mechanism to be Implemented Across All EU

EU banks are given two months to put in place bail-in mechanisms

June 20, 2015
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in

Texas Gold Depository: Possession in a World of Counterparty Risks

Texas has decided to build the first state level gold depository, casting a most tangible vote of no confidence yet on a monetary world careening towards a reset and where possession is the ultimate insurance in a world of re-hypothecated ownership.

June 19, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Iceland’s Post Financial Crisis Economic Recovery

Hit by the global banking crisis in 2008, Iceland took a drastically different path from the rest of the Western economies captured by banking interests. Six years later the country stands to show the world what success looks like by doing the right thing.

June 13, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset

Austria to Enact Bail-in Rules

Austria will enact bail-in rules in July. Bank deposits will no longer be guaranteed.

May 1, 2015
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

Ellen Brown outlines how a country abdicates its judicial function to corporate lawyers and its legislative function to multinational corporations under the TPP ISDS.

April 28, 2015
In-depth topic: Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

The Monetary Reform: Part 3 – Sovereign Money Proposal

The possible outcomes to the monetary end game and the subsequent reset range from tolerably painful to devastating hardship and chaos. Part 3 of this series examines one which sits on the hit-me-gently end of possible monetary reset scenarios championed by a most unexpected tiny island nation of Iceland.

April 15, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset